Awww, look who’s got a new pen pal! None other than Major Nidal Hasan, the Fort Hood shooter, who is inexplicably still capable of such activities as sending letters, and breathing. The world’s most infamous perpetrator of “workplace violence” wants to join ISIS, as Fox News reported after getting a copy of Hasan’s letter to ISIS mastermind Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
In the undated letter, Hasan — who fatally shot 13 people and injured more than 30 at Fort Hood in 2009 in what the Defense Department called “workplace violence”– tells ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi that he wants to join the caliphate.
“I formally and humbly request to be made a citizen of the Islamic State,”Hasan says in the handwritten document addressed to “Ameer, Mujahid Dr. Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.”
“It would be an honor for any believer to be an obedient citizen soldier to a people and its leader who don’t compromise the religion of All-Mighty Allah to get along with the disbelievers.”
The two-page letter includes Hasan’s signature and the abbreviation SoA for Soldier of Allah.
Hasan’s attorney, John Galligan, said the letter “underscores how much of his life, actions and mental thought process are driven by religious zeal. And it also reinforces my belief that the military judge committed reversible error by prohibiting Major Hasan from both testifying and arguing…how his religious beliefs” motivated his actions during the shooting.
Yeah, sure, whatever. I’ve got an idea: let’s make Hasan’s wish come true by providing him with air transportation to Iraq, and then kicking his ass out of the plane at 30,000 feet wearing a backpack stuffed with high explosives, bacon, and pictures of his victims. With any luck, he’ll get to meet his hero Baghdadi upon impact. We can list their mutual cause of death as “workplace violence.”